Carbon-based Nanostructures

Carbon-based nanostructures have the potential for a large variety of technological applications from sensing devices to active (opto-) electronic elements.  The goal is to develop integrative technologies for all carbon nanoelectronics.

At the INT we have running projects on materials preparation, characterization, theory and scale-up of sp2-carbon based nanosystems such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes or graphene. 

We are working on the preparation of atomically precise nanocarbon materials on bulk scale. This requires the development of processes for growth, fractionation and nanostructuring.  Theoretical modeling provides a conceptual basis for integration of materials and basic elements.

Coulomb drag in graphene
Theoretical Aspects of Graphene and Related Carbon Nanostructures

Transport  in graphene structures, including conductivity of scatterers, quantum interference phenomena, transport regimes, interaction effects, and non-equilibrium physics

Igor Gornyi

Alexander Mirlin

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Graphene-based device structures

Fundamental electrical properties and potential applications

Romain Danneau

Ralph Krupke

Spin-Crossover and Massive Anisotropy Switching of 5d Transition Metal Atoms on Graphene Nanoflakes
Modeling of Carbon-Based Nanostructures

Modeling structures and functions of graphene, graphite and CNT for applications in electronics and data storage

Wolfgang Wenzel

Surface-Confined C-C Couplings – 2D Graphdiynes
Supramolecular Materials

Preparing atomically precise 2D nanocarbon materials on bulk scale through self-organization and processes for growth, fractionation and nanostructuring

Svetlana Klyatskaya

Mario Ruben

Nano-Carbon Materials
Nano-Carbon Materials

Synthesis and characterization of nano-carbon materials for multi-functional composite materials applications

Manfred Kappes

polymer carbon nanotube interactions
Polymer - Carbon Nanotube Interactions

Design and synthesis of polymers showing specific interactions with SWNTs for solubilization, purification and sorting

Michal Valášek

Marcel Mayor

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Synthesis and Separation of Carbon Nanotubes

Synthesis through Chemical Vapor Decomposition and Pulse Laser Vaporization and sorting of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes

Frank Hennrich

Manfred Kappes

Raman map mapping
Spectroscopy of Carbon Nanostructures

Photoluminescence and Raman spectroscopy and microscopy for carbon nanotubes and other inorganic and organic materials

Sergei Lebedkin

Manfred Kappes

Confined Graphene Emission
Charge transport and light-matter interaction in carbon nanosystems

Light-matter interaction in carbon nanosystems and optoelectronic applications

Ralph Krupke

carbon nanotubes solar cells and sensors
Carbon Nanotubes, Solar Cells and Sensors

Using sorted single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) in the fabrication of new forms of solar cells and sensing devices

Benjamin Flavel